The New Industrial Gases Frontier Conference report


This first ever conference of its type in the region presented a unique platform for speakers and delegates alike to address the fact that the region remains one of the last and largely untapped world markets for industrial gas supplies and services.

With the aim of exploring growth-related opportunities, challenges and issues presented by the Middle East to both suppliers of gas and equipment, delegates were provided with news of some of the latest trends in technology and markets. It was also an occasion for industry leaders within the region to come together to discuss the challenges they face in this emerging market.

The “New Industrial Gas Frontier Conference” saw a broad range of topics presented and discussed amongst the almost 180 delegates from 32 countries who attended.

Under the opening chairmanship of John Raquet of Spiritus Consulting, Dr Aldo Belloni, executive board member of The Linde Group, expressed his delight at being invited to open the conference. He went on to set the tone by highlighting the importance of such an event and pointing to the predicted project boom, which would result in a regional surge in demand for a whole variety of industrial and medical gases.Proven reserves of oil and gas, together with an increasing requirement for jobs and new industries, were cited as special reasons for exploring the Middle East market and as drivers of demand for industrial and medical gases in the region.

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